Originally Posted by AmarilloRed
He was one of the best relievers last year, and he has been impressive so far this year in spring training. If there really are 13 pitchers to break camp, there is no reason why he should not go north ahead of the rest of the competition.
The competition to make the bullpen will be awfully intense and it is possible he could start the year in Louisville.He has done very well against major league competition, so I expect he would make it back to Cincinnati a lot sooner than midseason.
I really hope you're right, I just don't see it happening. He throws hard, which was something we didn't have last year. This year that's not going to be as hard to find. He put up a 4.13 era, so that's certainly respectable. Hopefully more players like him will make the likes of Stanton and Coffey expendable.